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How do I upgrade MySQL to 5.5, am I best off waiting for it to be available through apt-get?

Upgrade to MySQL version 5.5? If so. It is not in the synaptics package manger.

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marked as duplicate by fossfreedom, Jorge Castro, ajmitch, Oli Nov 7 '11 at 23:26

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I think, you'll have to compile it from source: MySQL Download page

You eventually can convert an RPM package to a deb package (there's a tool named "alien" for that), but you don't want to do that.

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